Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Garcia Marquez's Last Book Published Against His Wishes

Colombian author's sons say he struggled with dementia in the final years of his life

(Newser) - The final book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was published Wednesday on what would have been the Colombian author's 97th birthday. Marquez died almost a decade ago and En Agosto Nos VemosUntil August in English—is being published against his wishes. His sons say he ordered them to destroy...

From Garcia Marquez, a 'Final Effort to Continue Creating'

New novel from late author, based on unfinished manuscript, is coming our way in 2024

(Newser) - Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez, better known as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, died in 2014. A 150-page, unfinished novel he left behind will be published next year, a decade after his death following a bout with pneumonia at 87, reports NPR . Per the Guardian , the novel...

At 63, Gabriel Garcia Marquez Had an Affair—and a Daughter

AP confirms what was an open secret among family

(Newser) - For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret was published by Colombian newspaper...

What Would Gabriel Garcia Marquez Think of All This?

Son of the author of 'Love in the Time of Cholera' writes him an open letter

(Newser) - The editors who put together the popular Modern Love column at the New York Times recently noted that they received 78 submissions in March with the same title: "Love in the Time of Coronavirus." It's an ever-present riff these days on the classic novel Love in the ...

Out of Castro's Revolution, the 'Boom' Was Born

Fidel's success inspired Garcia Marquez, a generation of influential writers

(Newser) - When Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959, the reverberations of his revolution caused a somewhat unlikely consequence: An explosion of literature never before seen in Latin America, and only rarely seen elsewhere, of such quantity and quality that it was labeled "the boom." “It’s...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87

'100 Years of Solitude' author was a Nobel laureate

(Newser) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence, and inequality, died today at his home in Mexico City at age 87. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the...

Garcia Marquez Foundation: Dementia Claim Is Fiction

'Gabo is not insane'

(Newser) - It's quite the plot twist: On the heels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's brother's revelation that the Nobel laureate is suffering from dementia, the Colombian author's foundation says it just isn't so—so stop with the bellyaching. "Please, enough messages of solidarity: Gabo is not...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Dementia

Brother says Nobel laureate author is done writing

(Newser) - The younger brother of Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the Nobel laureate is suffering from dementia at age 85, reports the BBC . The author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera phones frequently to ask for help with basic daily tasks, says Jaime Garcia Marquez....

Gabriel García Márquez Novel Spurs Rebels in Iran

'News of a Kidnapping' selling out after Mousavi comment

(Newser) - Want to know what it’s like to be an Iranian opposition leader under house arrest? Read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s News of a Kidnapping. Ever since Mir Hossein Mousavi told his daughters the Colombian novel describes “my situation in captivity,” it’s been flying off the shelves...

García Márquez Finished With Writing: Agent

Giant of Latin American literature's oeuvre is complete

(Newser) - The world has probably already seen the complete work of Gabriel García Márquez, the Guardian reports. Friend and fellow author Plinion Apuleyo Mendoza said last year that the creator of magical realism was working on a new novel, but his agent recently quashed that rumor. "I don't...

García Márquez Back at Work on New Novel

(Newser) - Two years after announcing that he had given up writing, Gabriel García Márquez is at work on a new novel, says a close friend. Fellow writer Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza confirmed rumors that the Nobel Prize-winning 82-year-old is working on a love story, the Guardian reports.

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